John, I feel you. We’ve used both comments and the Description field to record notes about each agenda item. Not ideal, IMO, for the following reasons. See my proposed “Project Notes” feature below.
Description. Though changes to the task description are tracked (access previous versions in the Activity stream), the Description field is not as powerful as a collaborative whiteboard/notepad.
Comments. To me, comments aren’t good for taking notes. They are great for people adding their own comments to a particular topic, but even that can detract from the attempt at an effective, concise, efficient meeting, since attendees typing their own comments during a meeting can be distracting and is akin to sideline conversations (plus, not all comments are worth recording ).
Another Not-So-Good Option - Conversations. I realize Asana has a Conversations tab, but it is like comments w/ replies, so it’s not good for taking notes.
My Proposed Solution
Therefore, I propose a Project Notes feature. It would be, as the name suggests, at the project level. It could be viewed and edited either:
- as a stand-alone tab OR
- as a column next to the task list on the “List” or “Board” tab
The ability to have it as a slide-out column on the “List” or “Board” tab would allow us to follow a meeting agenda and take notes at the same time. This would be a very powerful feature! Here’s a screenshot of what I visualize: